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When U Nu Met Mao Zedong

On this day in 1954, U Nu, the first prime minister of independent Myanmar, was in the midst of his first official visit to China, helping to ease tensions between Mao Ze

The Irrawaddy 12 Dec 2019 7:35 am

Are India's claims about minorities in other countries true?

Are the Indian government's claims about non-Muslim groups in neighbouring states correct?

BBC 12 Dec 2019 6:10 am

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for Indias Ruling Party?

Is the Bharatiya Janata Party not as invulnerable as once thought?

Thediplomat 12 Dec 2019 3:02 am

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change

From South Asia to China to Northeast Asia, 2019 was a transformative year.

Thediplomat 12 Dec 2019 1:49 am

Taliban attack on U.S. military base kills two, injures dozens

Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to reviv

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 1:14 am

Indian Army Test Fires Excalibur Extended-Range Guided Rounds From M777 Howitzers

The Indian Army for the first time earlier this week fired Excalibur projectiles from M777 ultra light howitzers.

Thediplomat 11 Dec 2019 9:49 pm

India, Russia Kick Off Joint Military Exercise

This years Indo-Russian bilateral military exercise, dubbed Indra-2019, will be held in three Indian states and include air, ground, and naval forces of both countries.

Thediplomat 11 Dec 2019 8:57 pm

No Genocide Was Committed in Myanmar, State Counselor Tells World Court

Calling the Rohingya crisis an internal conflict, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tells the ICJ the militarys actions in Rakhine do not meet the legal definition of genocide.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 8:40 pm

The New Nationalism in Modis India

Parsing the particular brand of nationalism on display in the BJP's platform.

Thediplomat 11 Dec 2019 8:22 pm

Rohingya Insurgent Chief Praises Gambias Genocide Charges Against Myanmar

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army leader Ataullah has thanked The Gambia for bringing genocide charges against the Myanmar military to the International Court of Justice.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 7:07 pm

Two Killed, Seven Injured as Artillery Shell Strikes Ferry in Chin State, Myanmar

An artillery shell hit a ferry on the Kaladan River in Chin State Tuesday, killing two civilians and injuring seven.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 6:51 pm

State Counselor-Led Development Agency Denies Accusations of Land Seizures at ICJ

A humanitarian and development agency led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi known as UEHRD has denied The Gambias accusations that it confiscated land following alleged genocide.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 6:37 pm

Lawyers for Convicted Rakhine Politician, Author Appeal to Myanmar Supreme Court

Lawyers for a Rakhine politician and author will appeal their convictions on charges of high treason to Myanmars Supreme Court, suggesting the charges are inappropriate.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 6:29 pm

Politics, Fear, and Myanmars Anti-Politics Machines

The tools and programs created by outside experts to support Myanmars democratic transition are crippling the countrys politics, leaving key questions unaddressed.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 3:54 pm

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Protests grow as parliament debates law

The Citizenship Amendment Bill offers amnesty to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from three countries.

BBC 11 Dec 2019 2:40 pm

Bangladesh seeks two new India bus routes

With an eye on giving its tourists a good look at the Himalayas, Sheikh Hasina government is looking toget India to agree to two new bus routes. One bus route will link D

NORTHEAST NOW 11 Dec 2019 2:22 pm

Thai Electronics Firm Compensates Exploited Myanmar Workers in Rare Award

Thai tech firm to reimburse at least 10,000 workers about $10 million in a rare move that has drawn attention to plight of migrant laborers forced to pay recruitment fees

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 11:23 am

Minorities safer in Bangladesh, say Dhaka editors

A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) passed in the Lok Sabha, editors in Bangladesh have said that Minorities are safer in Bangladesh. Two edito

NORTHEAST NOW 11 Dec 2019 10:58 am

US Slaps Sanctions on Myanmar Military Chief Over Rohingya Rights Abuses

Washington imposes sanctions against Myanmar military chief Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Vice Sen-Gen Soe Win and two other generals for treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 10:41 am

Suicide bomber hits gate of Bagram air base near Kabul

The Times of India 11 Dec 2019 10:19 am

Myanmar Supporters Travel From Near and Far to Show Solidarity With State Counselor in The Hague

Missing work and classes, Myanmar people have traveled from as far away as Australia to support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as she defends the country in the ICJ genocide case.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 8:32 am

A Kachin Leader Speaks on Peace, Federalism and the Course of Myanmar Politics

The Irrawaddy speaks with Dr. Manam Tu Ja of the Kachin State Peoples Party about the 2020 election, Myanmars political history and advancing the peace process.

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 8:09 am

The Day Myanmar First Hosted the Southeast Asian Games

On this day in 1961, Myanmar opened the second Southeast Asian Peninsular Games. It dominated the medals table, in contrast to the current performances in the Philippines

The Irrawaddy 11 Dec 2019 7:30 am

New Strategy to Tackle Floods and Erosion in Indias Disaster Prone Northeast

New measures can work to prevent disaster in this region.

Thediplomat 10 Dec 2019 9:46 pm

Leaders of Myanmars Religious Groups Express Support for State Counselors Legal Battle in The Hague

At a rally in Yangon, leaders of Myanmars religious groups express support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyis efforts to contest a genocide case against the country at the ICJ.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 8:07 pm

Military Sues 27 Farmers for Using Seized Land in Kayah State

A total of 27 Kayah farmers are being sued by the military for cultivating unused land seized from them decades ago. Activists are demanding the cases be dismissed.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 7:11 pm

Shan, Karen Groups Back Genocide Charges Against Myanmar Military

Shan and Karen activists say for decades they suffered similar abuse to that endured by the Rohingya in 2017 and that the generals should face justice.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 6:52 pm

Gambia Details Mass Rapes, Killings in Myanmar at World Court

The case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice alleging genocide against the Rohingya is underway in The Hague. The hearings will continue through Thursda

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 6:43 pm

Military Tells Bangladesh: Myanmar Ready to Accept Rohingya Refugees

Myanmars deputy commander-in-chief told a Bangladeshi general on a visit to Myanmar that the country is ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 5:55 pm

Shelling Fractures Families in Myanmars Conflict-Torn Shan State

Zau Bauk is a carpenter in Kutkai, Shan State. In late August, as the military fought with ethnic armed groups, a shell hit his home, killing his wife, son and daughter.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 5:35 pm

Arakan Army to Tax Large Projects in Myanmars Rakhine, Chin States

AA leader warns India-backed Kaladan project and others it will start collecting taxes in parts of Rakhine, Chin states; those who fail to pay will be destroyed.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 5:23 pm

Bangalore: Mannequins in police outfits 'control' city traffic

India authorities hope drivers will mistake them for policemen and think twice about breaking rules.

BBC 10 Dec 2019 2:42 pm

Canada, Netherlands Voice Support for Genocide Case Against Myanmar

Canada and the Netherlands issue statement urging all signatories to UN Genocide Convention to support The Gambias case against Myanmar at the World Court.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 1:25 pm

Hong Kong Leader Leaves Door Open to Reshuffle, Says Focus Is Restoring Order

Beijing wants Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle by year-end, paper reports, but leader Carrie Lam says she is focused on restoring order; more protests planned for Tuesday.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 12:12 pm

Hope Fades for Eight Missing in Devastating New Zealand Volcanic Eruption

New Zealand prime minister says no sign of life on White Island, where eight people are still missing after a volcanic eruption; scientists say another eruption is possib

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 12:04 pm

Rights Groups Call for MyanmarBoycott Ahead of ICJ Genocide Hearings

Rights groups supporting Rohingyas call for global boycott of Myanmar as Netherlands, Canada back The Gambias genocide case a day before hearings begin at ICJ.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 11:26 am

A Black Swan for Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Defending Myanmar against genocide charges in The Hague, the State Counselor finds herself in a position she could not have imagined just a few years ago.

The Irrawaddy 10 Dec 2019 7:35 am

Pak FM boycotts Indian Ministers speech at Istanbul meet

Istanbul:Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday boycotted the speech by Indian Minister V.K Singh over Kashmir at the Heart of Asia Conference here. As

Siasat 9 Dec 2019 11:06 pm

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATFs Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?

The FATF wants Pakistan to convict members of banned outfits. Can Pakistan comply?

Thediplomat 9 Dec 2019 10:35 pm

Deadly Fire Highlights Indias Thousands of Illegal Factories

At least 43 people were killed in the fire, drawing attention to unsafe conditions in the illegal workshops.

Thediplomat 9 Dec 2019 9:24 pm

Clashes Over Charter Change Grow Fiercer Than Ever in Myanmar Parliament

The Union Parliament has seen heated exchanges about charter amendments between National League for Democracy and military-appointed members.

The Irrawaddy 9 Dec 2019 8:33 pm

The Lady in The Hague

As she leads Myanmars legal team to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returns to the international spotlight, playing a new role: defender of the national interest.

The Irrawaddy 9 Dec 2019 8:17 pm

How India and Japan Zoomed in on Northeast India

India's Northeast brings Japan's Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy and India's Act East strategies together.

Thediplomat 9 Dec 2019 8:05 pm

Understanding Maharashtras Political Game of Thrones

Betrayal, chaos, and intrigue colored Maharashtra's latest bout of state political drama.

Thediplomat 9 Dec 2019 7:36 pm

Myanmar Human Rights Commission Ineffective, Needs Reform:Civil Society Groups

Civil society groups say Myanmars human rights commissioners must be replaced as they have failed to address rights abuses, especially those committed by the military.

The Irrawaddy 9 Dec 2019 7:11 pm

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Myanmar to Speed Up Belt and Road Projects

Chinas State Councilor Wang Yi says infrastructure connectivity is the backbone of the giant Chinese initiative and the two sides should cooperate on the ground.

The Irrawaddy 9 Dec 2019 6:39 pm

Myanmar Military Chief Praises China as Trusted Friend Forever

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing discussed strategic partnerships and projects with Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi, pledging the Myanmar militarys full support.

The Irrawaddy 9 Dec 2019 6:13 pm

Pakistan v Sri Lanka test series

Factbox on the test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which begins in Rawalpindi on Wednesday (times GMT):

Reuters 9 Dec 2019 2:32 pm

Rallies Draw Thousands Nationwide in Support of State Counselors Defense of Myanmar at ICJ

Supporters of State Counselor hold rallies in cities, towns across Myanmar to show solidarity as she leads the countrys defense against genocide charges at the ICJ.

The Irrawaddy 9 Dec 2019 2:28 pm